(CNN) -- The Philadelphia abortion doctor who was convicted of first-degree murder for killing babies that were born alive in his clinic has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for running a pill mill out of the same clinic, according to a U.S. attorney's office statement.
Kermit Gosnell, 72, pleaded guilty to prescribing and dispensing narcotics from June 2008 to February 2010. He wrote fraudulent prescriptions for hundreds of thousands of prescription pills -- including 600,000 pills containing oxycodone -- to cash-paying customers who showed no medical need, according to the Monday release from the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Gosnell, along with his staff, allowed customers to purchase prescriptions under multiple names, pay in cash and give tips to the clinic's staff, according to the release.
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